My weight loss!

Monday, 31 August 2009

Watch out for the new me!

I forgot to tell you in my post earlier on that I have recently joined Slimming World! When my mum came to stay she found my local class so that she could still go while she was visiting me. I was preparing all this low fat food for mum and thought I might as well join in! The first week I lost 9lb according to the Wii Fit! The next week I took mum to class and decided I'd join too! That week according to the Wii I lost 6lb. This is when I officially started at Slimming World. So before I even started I had lost 15lb!!!!!!!!!! I will only report official weight losses from now on so you can follow my official slimming world journey!!

I haven't eaten chocolate for 3 weeks!!!!!!! OMG! I do miss it ! Sometimes I eat loads of fruit to try and cut the craving but nothing quite hits the spot like a mars bar! It hasn't been as bad as I thought though and I never thought I could go 3 weeks! I did sniff a twix wrapper yesterday! (saddo! I know)

I weigh in every Tuesday so I will try my best to keep you posted! Last week I lost 6 1/2 lbs!

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Sneaky Peek!

It is nearly time for the new challenge over at From Screen 2 Scrap so I am showing you a sneaky peek at my layout for the DT.

The new challenge will be posted on 1st September. Come on over and have a try! It is really good fun and there are some great layouts from the design team for inspiration aswell!

Birthday card

Here is a quick card I made for Gemma's best friends birthday. She once told me her favourite colour is green so although it's not my cup of tea I went green! I used an A4 black card and I used Die cuts with a view Glitter Stack Again! (one of my favourites) and cut out the letters with my sizzix wet paint alphabet. because I couldn't find my threading Water border punch I tried to get the same effect with a scalloped edge on my paper trimmer and a small hole punch! Not quite the same but ok. Gems and flowers from stash finished it off! Not too bad for a quickie!

Such a bad blogger!

I have been such a bad blogger lately! I have been so busy I just haven't been on my computer much at all lately! Plus I am still having computer problems! Since it came back from the menders this time round my Adobe Reader has stopped working and I don't know how to get it going again! I have tried reinstalling it but it won't reinstall! Oh poor me! I have craft discs I can't use and documents I can't access and I don't know what to do!

On a lighter note, I had my mum to stay for a couple of weeks and we decorated the girls room! We have had a lovely time and lucky us! It was craft day on QVC and on Create and craft so we had a lovely time watching all the demos and new products, might have even ordered a few!!!!!!!!

Had a horrible few days last week when my friend Janet had to be rushed into hospital again! She has been in intensive care since and for a while it was very touch and go! She is still seriously ill but has shown an improvement and is now at least conscious!

It is nearly time for the new challenge on From Screen 2 Scrap the new challenge will be posted on 1st September so go on over and check it out! Don't forget if you decide to have a try let Shazza know I sent you ! Thanks.
Bye for now!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Amazing Blog Candy! Last day to enter!

OMG! Bev has this amazing blog candy to give away! Go on over to her blog and check it out!

Today is the last day to enter so hurry!

Saturday, 15 August 2009

I've got an award!

How lucky am I? My computer is fixed, I have eventually managed to send in my first submission for From screen to scrap and now I have been given this lovely award from my fellow DT member Tracy. Thanks Tracy!!!!!
Tracy has a great blog please go on over and check out her lovely creations.
I am going to pass this award on to;





And Debbie

All these ladies have great blogs.

Ta Daaaaah! My first DT submission at From Screen 2 Scrap

At last my first layout for my new DT position at From Screen 2 Scrap can be uploaded after weeks of computer problems!
The concept of the challenge blog is that each month we use a poster from a movie as inspiration for a scrapbook page and Shazza will also give us added extras to follow each month!
The poster for this months challenge is from a David Lynch film.
The added extras were Torn paper, use a zig zag somewhere on your page and use a single photo.
For my page I used the heart from the poster as my main inspiration. As my computer was down I was limited to the photos in my camera and I chose one of me feeding an elephant at the Zoo. It was amazing to get so close to such an awesome animal. I thought the poster was quite dark so I used dark colours and used the red to brighten things up a bit! I distressed the edge of the black card with blue acrylic paint and I used Die Cuts with a View Chip Chatter Glitzy chipboard letters. You can't see it on the photo but they are glittered! A few red heart buttons and red ribbon to add a bit of colour and chip board brackets from a QVC kit.

Torn paper - I tore the heart shape out of patterned paper

zig zag - Ric-rac ribbon frame around photo

Single photo - yep!

This was a really fun challenge and there are prizes too! If you fancy having a go please come on over to From screen to scrap and if you decide to enter please mention my name in your email! Tell Shazza that Ali sent you and I might get a prize too! Thanks.

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Red Carpet Roll Out

Red carpet roll out is happening today! Come on over and see the inspiration for the first challenge and take part in the quizzes and games. You can win a prize if you are lucky

Here is a sneaky peak at the film poster for this months inspiration can you guess what it is?

Come and visit us at From Screen to Scrap to find out!

See you there!


scrapbook pages

My rainbow

Your rainbow is strongly shaded violet.


What is says about you: You are a creative person. You appreciate beauty and craftsmanship. You are patient and will keep trying to understand something until you've mastered it.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

I am Blue- it's not as bad as it sounds

You Are A Blue Girl
Relationships and feelings are the most important things to you.
You are empathetic and accepting - and good at avoiding conflict.
If someone close to you is in pain, it makes you hurt as well.
You try to heal the ones you love with your kind and open heart.

You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents, beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

What Tarot Card are You?
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